Saeima election results officially confirmed in Latvia

The Central Election Commission (CVK) officially approved the 14th Saeima election results on Monday, October 17.

The best results in the elections were achieved by the Prime Minister's party New Unity (JV), obtaining 26 seats in the new Saeima, followed by the Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) with 16, United List (AS) with 15, National Alliance (NA) with 13, For Stability! with 11, Progressives with 10 and Latvia First (LPV) with nine mandates.

JV received 173,425 or 18.97% of the votes, while ZZS got 113,676 or 12.44%, AS got 100,631 or 11.01% of the votes, NA got 84,939 or 9.29%, For Stability! 62,168 or 6.8% of the votes, LPV 57,033 or 6.24% of the votes, and Progressives 56,327 or 6.16%.

The first under the threshold of 5% required to make it into the Saeima were Development/For! which received 45,452 or 4.97% of the votes, followed by Harmony with 43,943 with 4.81% votes.

The total number of valid ballots received in the elections is 903,639. The election also had 10,380 invalid ballots, for example, because the envelope was empty or contained ballot marks on various lists.

The following candidates have been elected to the 14th Saeima:

  • From New Unity: Krišjānis Kariņš, Edgars Rinkēvičs, Andrejs Judins, Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, Hosams Abu Meri, Arvils Ašeradens, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Anda Čakša, Ainars Latkovskis, Rihards Kozlovskis, Inga Bērziņa, Andrejs Ceļapīters, Raimonds Čudars, Mārtiņš Daģis, Dāvis Mārtiņš Daugavietis, Mārtiņš Felss, Inese Kalniņa, Irma Kalniņa, Jānis Patmalnieks, Uģis Rotbergs, Evika Siliņa, Agnese Krasta, Anna Rancāne, Jānis Skrastiņš, Zane Skujiņa, and Agita Zariņa-Stūre.
  • From the Union of Greens and Farmers: Armands Krauze, Augusts Brigmanis, Viktors Valainis, Uldis Augulis, Andris Bērziņš, Anita Brakovska, Gundars Daudze, Juris Jakovins, Līga Kļaviņa, Līga Kozlovska, Gunārs Kūtris, Daiga Mieriņa, Harijs Rokpelnis, Andrejs Vilks, Kaspars Melnis and Jānis Vucāns.
  • From the United List: Edvards Smiltēns, Raimonds Bergmanis, Māris Kučinskis, Edgars Tavars, Ingmārs Līdaka, Česlavs Batņa, Atis Deksnis, Andris Kulbergs, Lauris Lizbovskis, Didzis Šmits, Juris Viļums, Linda Matisone, Igors Rajevs, Māris Sprindžuks, and Aiva Vīksna.
  • From National Alliance: Raivis Dzintars, Ināra Mūrniece, Ilze Indriksone, Nauris Puntulis, Artūrs Butāns, Jānis Dombrava, Jānis Grasbergs, Aleksandrs Kiršteins, Rihards Kols, Uģis Mitrevics, Edvīns Šnore, Edmunds Teirumnieks and Jānis Vitenbergs.
  • From For Stability!: Aleksejs Rosļikovs, Svetlana Čulkova, Glorija Grevcova, Iļja Ivanovs, Igors Judins, Jefimijs Klementjevs, Dmitrijs Kovaļenko, Nataļja Marčenko-Jodko, Viktorija Pleškāne, Viktors Pučka and Nadežda Tretjakova.
  • From Progressives: Kaspars Briškens, Skaidrīte Ābrama, Edmunds Cepurītis, Antoņina Ņenaševa, Leila Rasima, Jana Simanovska, Andris Sprūds, Andris Šuvajevs, Atis Švinka, and Edgars Zelderis.
  • From Latvia First: Ainārs Šlesers, Oļegs Burovs, Mārcis Jencītis, Kristaps Krištopans, Vilis Krištopans, Linda Liepiņa, Ramona Petraviča, Ričards Šlesers and Edmunds Zivtiņš.

The parliamentary elections turned out to be fatal for the political forces in the ruling coalition Development/For! and Conservatives, as well as for the long-term leader of the Russian-speaking electorate Harmony, who have failed to overcome the 5% electoral barrier .

The CVK has rejected complaints received so far in relation to the results of the elections from Harmony and Power of People's Power parties.

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